All The Covid-19 Vaccination Incentives Hongkongers Can Receive: #OurBestShot
At Tatler, we believe that the Covid-19 vaccine is our best shot to ensure we protect ourselves, our loved ones and our communities, and get Hong Kong back to the thriving, vibrant city we know and love. With studies showing that the vaccine is safe and is helping to protect communities around the world from the virus, we believe now is the time for us all to play our part and get vaccinated, to help end the city's travel restrictions and social distancing measures.
We're fortunate that all adults in Hong Kong have had access to free-of-charge WHO-approved Covid-19 vaccines since April 15. Now, to encourage take-up of these shots and to help Hong Kong get back to business, a consortium of the city's biggest companies and brands are offering money-can't-buy incentives and prize draws to residents who get vaccinated.
Read on for our up-to-date guide to the incentives you can receive after getting the vaccine in Hong Kong––from property prizes to shorter quarantine times, F&B perks and more.
We'll be updating this list daily with new offers and vaccine prize draws, so keep checking back and bookmark the page in your browser to stay up to date.
How Can You Prove Your Covid-19 Vaccination Status In Hong Kong?
There are two different ways to show your Covid-19 vaccination status. The first is with the paper confirmation you received at the vaccination centre (Tatler tip: if you're planning to use this, we recommend you get it laminated so that it stays in good shape). More digital-first options are the government's iAM Smart mobile app or the Leave Home Safe app. To add your vaccination record to either, simply scan your paper vaccination record's QR code when you have the app open. Your vaccination details will then be stored within the app.
Philanthropic Vaccination Schemes
New World Development Company
Asia’s Most Influential honoree Adrian Cheng’s New World Development Company has announced a subsidy programme to help the city’s most in-need citizens to get vaccinated. Designed to assist Hongkongers that are not able to get vaccinated as easily as others––due to health or employment reasons, the beneficiaries will be selected by a number of NGOs. The first batch of the subsidy scheme will directly benefit 5,000 Hong Kong citizens, who will each receive $1,000 once they are fully vaccinated. The first group of recipients will be selected by Hong Kong Lutheran Social Service, LC-HKS, the Society for Community Organization and St James' Settlement, and the scheme will begin at the end of this month. More details on the rollout will be announced soon.
K. Wah International Holdings Limited
The property development group––which is owned by celebrated philanthropist, Lui Che-woo, has announced that it will donate HK$1m to support underprivileged residents to get vaccinated. The money will be used for pre-vaccination check-ups at the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals. More details on the scheme will be announced soon.
Lucky Draws For Vaccinated Hong Kong Residents
Vaccination Lucky Draw
Giving Hongkongers the chance to win a HK$10.8 million apartment in Kwun Tong plus twenty additional cash prizes, the Sino Group and Chinese Estates Holdings Limited sponsored Covid-19 vaccination lucky draw made headlines when it was announced last month. Open to Hong Kong permanent residents aged 18 or above who have received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccines in Hong Kong on or before 1 September 2021, the vaccination lucky draw is open now until 5.30pm on September 1, 2021.
Cheung Kong Group
The Cheung Kong Group––owned by Hong Kong’s richest man, Li Ka-shing––is the second group to announce a property-based prize in their vaccination prize draw. As part of the HK$20 million prize pot, one entrant will win the grand prize of HK$5M of vouchers––which are valid for the purchase of a flat. Other top prizes include vouchers totalling between HK$3m and HK$50,000, which can be used at ParknShop, Watsons, Fortress, and other Cheng Kong managed companies and hotels. The draw is now open and is open to fully vaccinated residents aged 18 and above.
The property development group has announced their own Covid-19 prize draw, with over HK$20 million of prizes for residents who get vaccinated. Prizes up for grabs include free hotel stays at the group's Nina Hotel properties, dining passes for the group’s F&B outlets and cash vouchers. The Chinachem vaccination lucky draw is open from now until August 31 2021.
Enter the draw here
The Hong Kong Association of Banks
All HKID holders who have already received both doses of Covid-19 vaccines in Hong Kong will be eligible to join this lucky draw. Among the top prizes are HK$100,000 spending credit or shopping vouchers.
Find out more here
Goodman Hong Kong
Prizes including a Tesla Model 3 Long Range valued at over HK$500,000 are included in the global property group’s vaccination incentives package. All residents (HKID holders) who have been vaccinated by August 31, 2021, are invited to enter, with total prizes being offered totalling more than HK$1 million. The Goodman Hong Kong Lucky Draw is now open.
Sun Hung Kai Properties
Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited has announced two lucky draws––one for fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents, and one for Sun Hung Kai Properties staff––with prizes worth a total of HK$10 million. As part of their vaccination incentives programme, the group will give away two iPhone 12s every day in July and August along with a SmartOne 5G service plan each. The daily lucky draws are open from now until August 31, 2021.
Win gold with Henderson Land Development
The property developer––which is owned by Lee Shau-kee––will hold six vaccination lucky draws between June and September 2021. One winner will receive a grand prize––60 taels of 24 Karat gold, worth over HK$1M. Other prizes include shopping vouchers, totalling over HK$1M and a total of 300 taels of 24 Karat gold. The draw is now open to fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents aged 18 and over.
The Hong Kong utilities company has announced a vaccination prize draw, with prizes worth over $HK3 million in total. 50 winners will each receive a $10,000 shopping voucher––which can be used at Towngas Customer Centres, Towngas Cooking Centre, Flame at Towngas Avenue and Towngas Fun. 2,500 winners will win a $1,000 voucher. The draws are now open and are open to fully vaccinated HKID holders aged 18 and over.
Win a Mercedes Benz and more with Jardine Matheson
The Hong Kong-based conglomerate has announced that they will be giving away HK$10m of incentives to fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents. As well as three brand new Mercedes Benz cars, prizes include staycations at Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, and shopping and dining vouchers which can be used at Maxim’s, Wellcome, Mannings, IKEA, Pizza Hut and KFC. The draw will be run by the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce and is open to HKID holders who are fully vaccinated by the end of September. The prize draw is open now.
Link Real Estate Investment Trust
The retail real estate investment trust has announced a lucky draw for vaccinated Hong Kong residents. Prizes include 400 HK $5,000 dining vouchers, and consumer tech items worth a total of over HK$2m. Winners can redeem vouchers at any of the companies’ Hong Kong retail properties, which include Stanley Plaza and Temple Mall in Wong Tai Sin.
The business conglomerate announced a series of vaccination lucky draws, which will take place in October, November and December 2021. Fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents will have the chance top prizes, including a Nissan Serena e-Power 7 seater (worth HK$390,000), a pre-paid CITIC Bank International credit card with a value of HK$100,000, shopping and dining coupons for outlets including McDonald's and Dah Chong Hong Food Mart. Details of how to enter the CITIC lucky draw will be revealed soon.
Win gold bars with Chinese Gold & Silver Exchange
Hong Kong’s only physical gold & silver exchange has launched a lucky draw to encourage residents to get vaccinated. Open from now until September 29, 2021, entrants will have the chance to win a 20g 999.9 gold bar.
Win book vouchers with Sino United Publishing (Holdings)
Bookworms, rejoice! Sino United Publishing has announced that they will give away HKD$2M worth of book vouchers to vaccinated Hong Kong residents. The lucky draws––which have been created in partnership with an anonymous donor––will be made on August 6, 2021, and September 7, 2021, with a grand prize of five HK$10,000 Gift Vouchers for each draw. 1,900 runners up will each receive a HK$1,000 voucher.
Travel-Based Vaccination Incentives
Cathay Pacific Prize Draw
With foreign travel feeling like a distant memory for many of us, Cathay Pacific’s Covid-19 vaccination prize draw was music to our ears. Offering one winner the chance to host a private party on the airline’s new Airbus A321neo aircraft, the carbon-neutral flight will take guests high above the skies of Hong Kong. In addition, the airline will be giving away 20 million Asia Miles. All HKID holders who are vaccinated by August 31 are eligible to enter. The prize draw will be run by the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce and is open now.
Find out more here
Free Flight Tickets
A lottery for 60,000 free flight tickets will be held by Hong Kong’s Airport Authority. Open to fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents and airport employees, the details of the airlines taking part and how you can enter are set to be announced soon.
See also: These Are The Countries Open To Vaccinated Hong Kong Travellers
Fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents can book a staycation at 50% off the room rate and save 50% on dining at The Langham, Cordis and Eaton hotels as part of Great Eagle Group’s “Stay Safe and Save” packages. Guests who book the special rates must show their vaccination records at check-in.
Find out more and how to book here
Unlimited Free Stays with Shangri-La for an Entire Year
The luxury hotel brand is set to launch a prize draw, offering one traveller a whole year of free stays at any of their 100 plus hotels in 76 destinations around the world. Also valid for the group’s four Hong Kong properties, the draw will open soon to all vaccinated Hong Kong residents aged 18 and over. The Shangri-La lucky draw is open now until August 31, 2021.
Win Free Hotel Stays With Dorsett Hotels’ “It Takes Two To Travel”
Dorsett Hospitality International has announced that they will give away 1,000 free room nights as part of a prize draw for fully vaccinated Hongkongers. Playfully named “It Takes Two To Travel”, 500 people will win a two-night stay at select Dorsett International hotels across the world––including London, Singapore, Shanghai, and their brand new property on Australia's Gold Coast––which can be used until December 2022. Knowing how much Hongkongers love to travel to Japan, 300 of the stays will be provided by strategic partner, Agora Hospitality Group––which has properties throughout the country. Winners will also be able to redeem the stay on Hong Kong hotel quarantine stays. Dorsett Hospitality International––headed up by Winnie Chiu––has been supporting Hongkongers since the start of the pandemic, providing hotel quarantine facilities, and free rooms for key workers and victims of domestic violence.
More details of how to enter the giveaway will be announced soon.
Win Marriott Bonvoy Points With Marriott International
The international hotel brand has launched a lucky draw for fully vaccinated residents. Five million Marriott Bonvoy points will be given away to Marriott Bonvoy members––with ten lucky winners receiving 500,000 points each. These can be redeemed against any of the group’s 13 Hong Kong hotels––which include the sky-high Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, and St Regis–– their dining properties, or any of their other 7,600 worldwide locations. The lucky draw will be open to fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents until August 31, 2021.
Dream Cruises Launches Go! Super Seacation Prize Draw
The cruise brand has announced a sweepstake for vaccinated residents. Open to all Hong Kong residents aged 18 and over from 12pm on June 10, the grand prize is an “All-You-Can-Cruise” Annual Pass to a Deluxe Balcony Stateroom––valued at HK$3.8 million. Other prizes include a two-night cruise for up to six guests on Dream Cruises’ Genting Dream in The Palace, and other staycations at sea for winners and their guests.
Find out more and register here
Free MTR Travel For A Year
The MTR has announced that it will give away 500 travel tickets––each offering unlimited travel on the MTR network for one year to fully vaccinated residents. More details on how to enter are set to be announced soon.
See also: Covid-19: Facebook Launches A New Campaign To Encourage Vaccination In Hong Kong
Reduced Quarantine Time For Inbound Travellers To Hong Kong
As well as staycation savings and free prize draws, being fully vaccinated reduces hotel quarantine time for most inbound travellers to Hong Kong. The hotel quarantine time is determined by the country you are travelling from, and all travellers are still required to submit self-monitoring Covid-19 tests in the week after they exit hotel quarantine. The current quarantine times for vaccinated inbound travellers to Hong Kong are as follows:
Travellers from Brazil and South Africa––21 days hotel quarantine for vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers.
Vaccinated travellers from Argentina, Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States of America, Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam—14-day hotel quarantine for vaccinated travellers, 21 days hotel quarantine for unvaccinated travellers.
Travellers from Australia and New Zealand—7-day hotel quarantine for vaccinated travellers, 14 days hotel quarantine for unvaccinated travellers.
The government announced on June 21 that it will reduce the quarantine restrictions for fully-vaccinated travellers from some countries to 7 days upon presentation of an approved proof of antibodies certificate. This measure will be effective from June 30.
Find out everything you need to know about antibody testing, where to book an antibody test in Hong Kong, and the countries that are eligible here.
Inbound passenger flights from the UK to Hong Kong are banned from July 1 onwards. Flight suspensions from the Philippines, Indonesia, India, Nepal and Pakistan are also currently in place.
Find more information about quarantine requirements for inbound travellers on the Hong Kong government coronavirus website.
All hotel quarantine must still be undertaken in one of the government’s approved quarantine hotels.
See also: The Best Hotels To Book For Hong Kong Quarantine
Dining-Based Incentives For Vaccinated People
Save 50% On Dining
As part of the “Stay Safe and Save” packages, diners at The Langham, Cordis and Eaton hotels can save 50% on their meals. Diners must show their vaccination status when dining to receive the discount. Diners can also save 15% at Great Eagle Group's Michelin-star Ming Court in Wan Chai.
Find out more here
Win dining vouchers with “K. Wah Cares”
In addition to their HK$1M donation to help underprivileged Hongkongers get the vaccine, K. Wah International Holdings Limited has announced a series of weekly lucky draws for fully vaccinated residents. Held from now until August 31, entrants will have the chance to win a HK$2,000 electronic dining voucher, which can be used at InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong. A total of HK$1M in dining vouchers will be given away.
Eat free at Kam Kee Cafe for life
The popular Hong Kong restaurant has announced a vaccination lucky draw, giving one winner a lifetime free pass to dine at the restaurant. Second and third prizes of free meals for a year, and free meals for three months will also be given out. The draw will launch on July 13 to fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents, and will be open until August 31. To enter, diners must spend HK$50 and enter their details online. The only catch? Winning diners will be subject to a HK$3000 a month spending limit.
Larger Group Dining Gatherings And Later Opening Hours
As announced on April 27, from April 29, restrictions on dining were eased for vaccinated Hong Kong residents.
Named "vaccine bubbles", these divide restaurants into four category levels, based on vaccination status:
1. Group A: Restaurants that do not participate will only be allowed to operate with up to two people per table until 6pm.
2. Group B: Restaurants that require staff members to be tested every 14 days and customers to use the LeaveHomeSafe app will be allowed up to four people per table, operating until 10pm.
3. Group C: Restaurants, where all staff have received one dose of the vaccine and whose customers use the LeaveHomeSafe app, will be allowed to seat up to six people per table, and operate at 75 per cent venue capacity until midnight.
4. Group D: Restaurants in which all members of staff have been fully vaccinated––and where customers have received at least one dose––will be allowed to operate until 2am, with up to 12 people per table, at 100 per cent capacity. Venues who fulfil these criteria will also be able to host banquets with up to 180 people–– provided that at least two-thirds of patrons have received at least one dose vaccine.
Attractions-Based Vaccination Incentives
Win Movie Tickets With Empire Cinemas
As part of a giveaway being managed by The Hong Kong Chamber Of General Commerce, the cinema chain will give away 20,000 tickets to fully vaccinated residents. Emperor Group––who owns the movie theatres––will also raffle off a two-day staycation and shopping vouchers to staff members who have got both Covid-19 vaccinations. The prize draw will open on July 2.
Find out more here
Shopping-Based Vaccination Incentives
Free Shopping Vouchers For Vaccinated Residents
Pacific Place and Cityplaza owner Swire Properties have announced a Covid-19 lucky draw for vaccinated residents. All HKID holders can enter for a chance to win one of 500 HK$10,000 shopping vouchers, to be used at the group's shopping malls. More information about how to enter will be announced soon.
Regina Ip to give away a diamond Rolex
Regina Ip’s New People’s Party has announced a vaccination lucky draw, with a selection of luxury prizes––including a diamond Rolex from Ip’s personal collection. Other prizes on offer include consumer tech items, cash vouchers and sought-after Da Hong Pao tea leaves. The value of the prize draw totals over HK$1 million and is open to fully vaccinated members and employees of the party aged 18 or over in Hong Kong.
HK$1 million Shopping Vouchers Up For Grabs
The Chinese Manufacturers' Association of Hong Kong has announced a prize draw for over HK$5 million worth of shopping vouchers and gifts for vaccinated residents. Two winners will each receive a HK$1 million prepaid card. More information about how to enter will be announced soon.
Free Sasa Vouchers
Sasa will hold a prize draw with over HK$1 million of SaSa cash coupons to be won. Fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents will be eligible to enter. More information about how to enter will be announced soon.
3 Hong Kong
Telecomms brand 3 Hong Kong will be running a prize draw for 33 iPhone 12 Pro handsets, open to fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents who sign a new contract or renew their existing contract. More details and perks from the retailer are set to be announced soon.
Insurance Based Vaccination Incentives
Prudential Hong Kong
The international insurance brand has announced a lucky draw for fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents. Ten winners will each receive a 10-year complimentary coverage for PRUHealth VHIS VIP plan––with an annual health insurance cover of an annual cover of HK$12 million each year. Ten additional winners will get a 10-year individual cover of PRUChoice Travel Insurance plan each, with cover up to HK$1.2 million per trip for an unlimited number of trips in each policy year. More details on how to enter will be announced soon.
Find out more here
Manulife Hong Kong
The insurance company has announced a lucky draw for fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents aged 18 and over. 100 winners will each receive a HK$10,000 voucher, which can be used to pay for premiums on new or existing Manulife insurance policies. Details on how to enter will be announced soon.
Hong Kong Businesses Offering Incentives To Their Employees
Hong Kong Government Employees
All employees of the Hong Kong government will be entitled to one additional leave day for each vaccine dose that they receive.
All fully vaccinated Hong Kong employees will receive one additional day of annual leave.
Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels
The parent group of The Peninsula Hong Kong––owned by Michael Kadoorie––is offering HK$2,000 to each employee that gets vaccinated. If the company reaches a 70% vaccination rate by August 31, all employees will receive a further HK$2,000.
The group is offering one additional day of leave to all fully vaccinated employees, plus a HK$2,000 shopping voucher. Company staff can also enter in a prize draw to win staycation and travel gifts.
The luxury property group is offering two extra days of annual leave to employees upon completion of two doses of the vaccine.
Are you a business owner who is offering incentives to vaccinated Hong Kong residents? Please email us email@example.com with details of the offer (including how long it is running until) as we will be regularly updating this list.
This article was first published on June 4, 2021, and was updated on July 21, 2021.